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Cicatrix

Posted in nothing special by maggie on 2012/02/05
 

Certain words have the right touch
as though practiced in what it takes to fail.
No need to go getting me your first aid kit,
simply caught myself good with a fingernail
such as can't stop bleeding so much.

Certain words have the right edge
for cutting through even the thickest skin.
By this time tomorrow I'll be used to it —
what's salvation to you's my usual sin
with its scab oozing out when I stretch.

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